Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi ()
4.367.251 inhabitants

Local contact

Transportation Planning Department
Özlem Taşkın Erten
İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi, Cumhuriyet Bulvarı, No:1, Konak/İzmir
+90 232 293 9120

Participation 2016

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
*** 2016/09/21 Wednesday, 18.30
Sustainable Transportation Panel
Historical Gas Building Cultural Center

*** 2016/09/22, Thursday, Plevne Boullevard 07.00 a.m
Car-Free Day Izmir
Here is the content of Car-Free Day activities:
- Several exhibitions,
- Workshops (yoga, cartoon, origami, painting, ceramic, mask, puppet, )
- Concerts,
- Theatre groups performing on streets,
- Dance (on streets)
- Several races and sports activities (on streets)
- Tree and flowers seeding
- Decorating, tree and flower planting for the streets
- Painting and reshaping streets

*** 2016/09/23, Friday, Alsancak, 19.00, Open-air cinema "Cars vs Bicycles"

*** 2016/09/24 Saturday, 11.00, Historical Gas Factory Cultural Center, Interview with Aydan Çelik "To be or not be with bike"


*** 2016/09/25, Sunday, 17.30
Fancy Women Cycling Tour www.suslukadinlarbisikletturu.com
Fancy Women Cycling Tour, Izmir

Sema Gür ,has organized the ‘’fancy women cycling tour’’ for the first time in 2013 on World Car Free Day. Sema wanted to show everyone that women can ride a bicycle and can do it even with frilly skirts,fancy dresses and with high- heeled shoes.
Sema created an event on Facebook and invited her friends to join her to cycle in the city on World Car Free Day. Almost 250 ‘’fancy’’ women participated the city tour with their flower-decorated bicycles.
She has created a facebook event and invited her friends. There were more than 500 women all dressed up for this very special event. In 2014 there were almost 1000 women who met in Konak Square and cycled in the city center.
The cycling route for the event is easy and short
(approx 5 km). 5 participation conditions are:
1- You have to be a woman
2- You have to be fancy
3- You should come with a fancy bicycle
4- Able to cycle max. 10km/h
5- be able to wave your hand while cycling
This event will be organized every year world car free day for awareness purposes.
If women use bicycles, everyone would do the same, because this is a proof that the city is safe for cycling.
Fancy Women Cycling Tour www.suslukadinlarbisikletturu.com
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
The activity is planned on 22th September.
Plevne Boulevard will be announced as car free area for 24 hours. Plevne Boulevard is the main connection road that unites two main squares (Gundoğdu Square and Lozan Square). Both squares are the main areas in which cultural and political actions, demonstrations are being held.
Plevne Boulevard is 650 meters long and it hosts one elementary school, several cafes and pubs, shopping and cultural activities. It is a place stands at the centre of the city and live for 24 hours. There will be;
- Several exhibitions,
- Workshops (yoga, cartoon, origami, painting, ceramic, mask, puppet, )
- Concerts,
- Theatre groups performing on streets,
- Dance (on streets)
- Several races and sports activities (on streets)
- Tree and flowers seeding
- Decorating, tree and flower planting for the streets
- Painting and reshaping streets
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Develop public bicycle hiring and sharing systems
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
Public transport services
  • Use of ecological vehicles for public transport fleets
  • Launch of integrated services for the various public transport modes
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Enlargement of pavements
  • Elaboration of sound devices in traffic lights
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Launch of online car-pooling and car-sharing schemes
Freight distribution
  • New regulations for freight distribution
Mobility management
  • Create/establish mobility centers and on-line information services (eg travel planner)
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders